The number of COVID-19 cases is rising in the Kansas City area

KANSAS – According to the statement, the low vaccination rates in parts of the region have contributed to the accelerated spread of the Delta variant of the virus.

Some parts of Kansas City have less than a 40 percent vaccination rate.

The health officials are asking people to wear masks outside and in public places.

Officials say that the recommendations will be forthcoming.

They will not be a mandate or a new order. 

800 new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kansas City, KS in July.